posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 10:21 AM
reply to post by danielsil18
I can't say it's always been that way though. In the days following 9/11, the blood lust and calls to war in this nation were tempered only by the
absolute certain knowledge we WERE going to war as soon as the culprits were confirmed and known.
I wouldn't say the vast majority had any interest whatsoever in peace on Sept 12, 2001. Of course, since then, we've learned so much and changed so
greatly, at least some of us, for seeing behind the facades and understanding just how badly we've been used, abused and generally bamboozled by
those we trusted to elect.
Now? Well.... In America at least, it's been 12 long years of war and wasted youth sent into a meat grinder. In other nations? It's been happening
for decades longer than we've experienced it here. In many ways, we haven't even experienced it, have we? We see it on TV. No one in America need
worry about blown out windows or blown out ear drums from a 500lb bomb in the neighborhood or gunfire strafing their house while military forces
engaged with rebels of some sort.
Peace.. Indeed... We've GIVEN war a chance, haven't we? Decades of it? Lifetimes of it
. Nothing is solved in the long term and I swear we
face the SAME wars, simply fought in different eras and by different men with different weapons. Nothing much changes though...except the incessant
need to hold power and expand it by any means necessary. (sigh)